Facebook fails to control the creation of pages and profiles to support extremist groups
Facebook is the largest social network in the world. Recently Mark Zuckerberg was in a meeting with United States senators. Remember that Facebook and other large internet industries are constantly investigating, so Mark Zuckerberg tries to improve Facebook's reputation in front of Congress.
Facebook fails to control the creation of extremist pages
However, in recent weeks Mark Zuckerberg has been under fire for the fact that Facebook apparently allows the creation of pages and profiles of extremist groups. Although Facebook tries to quickly delete these pages and profiles, the speed is not as fast of closure as of creation by users.
Generally these pages are created in support of the Islamic state and other terrorist or extremist organizations. Regarding the profiles, new users use names of Islamic terrorists in order to send messages of support to that cause.
I love Al-Qaeda, We love you ISIS, I am Osama bin Laden, among other names are frequently used on the social network. As a result of these criticisms, Facebook assured that "We cannot intercept all the self-generated pages, but we are working on it."
Mark Zuckerberg promotes an independent Oversight Committee, which seeks to monitor and eliminate this type of content with independent contractors. The project is expected to start with 40 experts.
However, there are "catastrophic effects of working as a Facebook moderator" and that generally resembles addiction to sensitive visual material, induction to follow the far right or left, psychological problems and even possible suicide.
It should be noted that this "independent monitoring committee" does not appeal to the experts. They assure that this commission would be of no use, since these 40 people would only follow the orders of Facebook and the privacy pillars that they impose. That is, this commission would simply be a content moderating group that works in another office, but serves Facebook in a dependent manner.